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Business Immigration



Amid the launch of Britain’s post-Brexit immigration system on 1 January 2021, the rules for business immigration to the UK have drastically changed. Therefore, getting the right advice and guidance is more crucial to non-UK nationals and British businesses than ever before. 

Cartwright King’s highly experienced Business Immigration Lawyers keep up to date with the ever-changing UK immigration laws to ensure that you get the correct advice at all times.

Get in touch with a Cartwright King Business Immigration Lawyer today for specialist advice.

How Cartwright King’s Business Immigration Lawyers Can Help 

Whether you’re a non-UK national looking to invest in the UK, or a British business looking to recruit highly skilled talent, Cartwright King’s Business Immigration Lawyers will do everything they can to make this possible. We will partner with you to guide you through the complexities of the UK immigration system. We can help with:

We can also assist with:

  • Home Office compliance visits
  • Right to rent checks and civil penalties affecting landlords

Important UK business immigration information for 2021

Following the end of free movement between the EU and UK from 1 January 2021, all non-UK nationals – including EU nationals (excluding citizens of Ireland) – would now require a visa to enter the UK.

If you, or your family member(s) are a citizen(s) of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, and started living in the UK prior to 1 January 2021, you could be eligible to remain or settle in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). 

The EUSS exempts you from requiring a visa to remain in the UK. You have up until 30 June 2021 to apply for the scheme.

If you do not qualify for the EUSS, you will need a visa to live, work, study and invest in the UK. 

If your business is looking to hire EU and non-EU staff, you will need a UK Visa and Immigration approved Sponsor Licence. The Skilled Worker visa route replaced the Tier 2 (General) visa route on 1 December 2020.

Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, entry to the UK is subject to the current government guidelines.

Speak to a specialist Cartwright King UK Business Immigration Lawyer for advice on the new immigration rules and COVID-19 entry restrictions.

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Consultation

Whether you’re making a business immigration application to invest in the UK, attend a meeting or conference, or you’re an employer based in the UK looking to hire a non-UK national for a job role, you can benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a specialist Cartwright King Business Immigration Lawyer.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ever-changing UK immigration rules, getting the right advice and guidance for you or your business means that you need to speak to a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the latest developments of the UK immigration rules .

The right advice is the difference in ensuring that your UK business immigration matter is successfully resolved.

For immediate assistance, contact us today for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*This call will allow us to make an initial assessment of your case and the visa options available to you, no detailed advice will be provided.

Why Choose Cartwright King for UK Business Immigration Matters?

We understand that there’s a lot at stake when it comes to UK business immigration matters. Settling your business immigration matter successfully is potentially your pathway to a major investment, starting a dream job, starting a business in the UK, or growing your company with the talent you need.

Whatever your circumstances, we listen, we understand and we care about the outcome of your case. That’s why we’re committed to resolving your UK business immigration matter successfully with professional, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 Top Tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you peace of mind that we’re the right law firm to help you resolve your business immigration case.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

You have to invest a minimum of £2 million.

As of 1 January 2021, all non-UK nationals must have a job offer before applying for a Skilled Worker visa. The job offered must be at a required skill level of RQF3 or above (equivalent to A level). Applicants must be able to speak English and you must be paid a minimum salary of £25,600 or the ‘going rate’ for your job – whichever is higher.

If you earn less than £25,600, but no less than £20,480, you can still apply for this visa if your job is on the UK Shortage Occupation List or you have a relevant PhD for the job that you’re employed.

If you plan to recruit non-EU, or EU nationals from 1 January 2021, you will need a Sponsor Licence to issue Certificates of Sponsorship. You must comply with the specific duties of holding a Sponsor Licence to avoid breaching UK immigration rules.

If you violate the conditions of your Sponsor Licence, your Sponsor Licence can be revoked and you could be fined or face imprisonment.